Tag: DRS

Power Struggle Impedes Economic Reforms in Algeria

February 6, 2017

Regime opacity and the secrecy shrouding the successor to ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika have been hampering Algeria from carrying out economic reforms to wean their ... Read More

Confidence Crisis Brews between Algeria and Europe over Counter-Terrorism

September 17, 2016

Algeria’s ambiguity and its suspicious role in the fight against terrorism were raised during the meeting of Presidents and Speakers of Parliaments from the 47 ... Read More

Algeria’s intelligence agency dissolved by President Bouteflika

January 26, 2016

A presidential decree, that is yet to be published in the official gazette, has dissolved Algeria’s influential Department of Intelligence and Security (DRS) and created ... Read More

Algeria: Bouteflika clan hands 5 year sentence in prison to former head of counter-terrorism agency

November 27, 2015

Former head of the Algerian counter-terrorism agency General Hassan was handed a five-year prison sentence by a military court in a behind closed doors trial. ... Read More

Algeria: President vs Generals

September 16, 2015

The power struggle raging in the North African country of Algeria is nowhere near over yet. On the contrary the showdown between presidency inner circles ... Read More

Algeria: Bouteflika fires Chief of Intelligence service

September 14, 2015

The Algerian presidency announced Sunday the “retirement” of the head of Algerian intelligence services (DRS) General Mohamed Mediène nick-named “Toufik”. Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Head of State ... Read More

Algeria: Bouteflika strengthens power with crackdown on security officials

September 6, 2015

President Bouteflika seems to be solidifying his position, according to experts, by arresting several top security officials and by sacking or ordering the resignations of ... Read More